Mary Martin

BRAD: Thank you. It’s good to be back.
PARIS: Sit down, Mary Martin.

Mary Martin (1913-1990), actress and singer. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles on stage over her career, including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (1949), the title character in Peter Pan (1954), and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). She was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1973, and named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

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